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PUBLISHED BY THE SENIOR CLASS 

ABBOT ACADEMY 

ANDOVER, MASS. 



1927 




_ HE ANDOVER PRESS 
ANDOVER, MASS. 



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The Abbot Circle 



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>emor Class (Officers! 



K. Keany 


H. Sullivan 


Secretary 


Treasurer 


S. White 


F. Skinner 


President 


Vice-President 



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HELEN MONETA AMESSE 

"Amesse" " Ima" 

Denver, Colorado 

Smith Two years 

Arm band '26, '27 Baseball numerals '26 

Class Book Board '27 Spanish Play '27 

Fidelio '26 Captain Baseball Team '26 

Class Basketball Team '26 

A cascade of quips and a hearty laugh fore- 
tells the appearance of Amesse. She is one 
happy-go-lucky member that bucks up in the 
middle of class meetings and turns all our 
thoughts topsy-turvy in a whirlpool of mirth. 
But Helen has a serious side too: she puts all her 
Western enthusiasm into the business manage- 
ment of the Circle. 




MARY HAMILTON AYERS 
Akron, Ohio 
Connecticut Three years 

Class Treasurer '25 Arm Band '24, '25, '26 

Vice-President A. C. A. '27 Arm Bar '24, '25, '26 
Bible Group Leader '26 Student Council '27 

Philomatheia '26, '27 . Fidelio '26 

Secretary-Treasurer Philomatheia '26, '27 

Advisory Board '27 

We usually think of Mary as one of our 
quieter members; we have heard, however, that 
when she and her fair "Coz" are together, there 
is no end of mirth. Mary is the dependable 
type, ever willing and glad to help a friend. 
She must be an excellent accountant by this 
time; last year she dealt with the class pecuniary 
affairs; this year she has been collecting dues and 
managing Philomatheia's financial ends. We 
will always remember your smile, Mary — and 
those dimples. 



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BETTY LEE BURNS 

"Lee" 

Indianapolis, Indiana 

Two years 
Arm Band '26, '27 Senior Play '27 

Odeon '27 Head of Riding '27 

Athletic Council '27 

Lee — a little name for a little girl! But, 
what a dynamo is contained within that little 
self! Where she keeps it we couldn't tell you, 
we just cannot see where there is any room. 
When Lee is around, there is bound to be a ray 
of sunshine somewhere no matter how dark the 
weather or our mood. Her "heh-heh" can make 
anyone forget all her troubles. To see Lee sitting 
on a horse is a sight for sore eyes! It hardly 
seems possible that such a small person can 
manage a great big beast; but you should see 
her! Lee, with her purposely unpowdered nose, 
lighted the path of our endeavor all through the 
winter. 




PRISCILLA CHAPMAN 
' ' Prip ' ' 

Winchester, Massachusetts 
Class Book Board '27 Spanish Play '25 

Senior-Mid Play '26 Senior Play '27 

Draper Dramatics '26 Fidelio '26 

Odeon '27 Arm Band and Bar '26 

Prip, how on earth can you always be so cheer- 
ful and have a pleasant remark for one and all. 
It surely is your outstanding characteristic and a 
fine one too. Next year the maids will be re- 
lieved not to have to trot so many special de- 
liveries from Hanover, N. H. up to the third 
floor. You will have to continue keeping track 
of Squint's wise cracks next year, and tell us 
about them at our first reunion. They are too 
good to loose rack of. 




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CHARLOTTE EVELYN CHASE 

Andover, Massachusetts 

Wellesley Four years 

Spanish Play '27 

Charlotte is one of the girls whom nothing 
seems to worry. "Happy-go-lucky" surely 
ought to be her middle name. She loves flowers, 
especially when they are in the "bud". Her 
favorite hobby is collecting pins of every de- 
scription. Whose will you wear tomorrow, 
Charley? When you leave Abbot we advise 
you to sign with the New York Giants for you 
surely ought to be able to knock plenty of 
"homers"! 



MARGARET ANNE CREELMAN 




Laneville, Connecticut 
Vassar Three years 

Q. E. D. '26, '27 Honor Roll '25, '26, '27 

Vice-President A. A. A. '27 

Class Hockey Team '27 



German Play '25 



Hockey Numerals '25 



Posture Honor Roll '25, '27 Arm Band '25, '27 



Athletic Council '27 
Draper Dramatics '26 



Senior-Mid. Play '26 
Student Council '27 



Senior Play '27 Chairman Merit Committee '27 

Peg has the most dangerous job in the school — 
one that requires a great deal of courage and a 
never-ending sunny nature. She is really quite a 
heroine. Putting up the mail — yes that's it. 
Just try having one hundred and thirty odd 
girls watch your movements three times a day, 
ready to take the fiercest form of revenge on you 
if you do not hand them each a letter. See how 
long you'd remain good-natured! Peg is a lady 
of letters, also; in the sense that she is a very 
active contributor to the Courant. In fact, the 
class boasts of Peg as one of its few intellectuals. 



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NATALIE CUSHMAN 

"Nat" 
Danvers, Massachusetts 

Three years 
Arm Band '25 Class Treasurer '25 

Track Team '25 Fidelio '25, '26 

Track Numerals '26 Second Hockey Team '26 
Calendar Committee '27 Senior Play '27 

Why is everyone going to Nat's room? She 
has just returned with a home-made cake and, 
as usual, is sharing it with the corridor. Nat's 
just as ready to offer her services to her friends, 
as she is to share a piece of cake. And she is 
good-natured with it all. If anyone has need of 
Nat in the afternoon, she usually can be found 
in the Food Shoppe getting rid of odd pence and 
nickels. 




MARGARET THURSTON CUTLER 
"Peg" 

Andover, Massachusetts 
Wellesley Four years 

French Play '24 Spanish Play '24 

Senior Play '27 Posture Honor Roll '25, '26 

Peg seems to favor, or to be favored by, the 
letter "C". Her ever changing style of hair 
cuts, her smart, modish clothes, and her two 
Cadillacs, as well as the initial letter of her 
name, certainly show a partiality for that third 
letter of the alphabet. She even had the name 
of Carlos in the Spanish play — to add another 
"C" to her collection — and in this role she was 
indeed a very romantic and bold lover. Al- 
though she is always scrapping with a certain 
blond haired, blue-eyed little girl, her disposition 
is very amiable and likeable. 




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LOUISE PIERCE DeCAMP 

''Decern" 
Winchester, Massachusetts 

Three years 
Fidelio '25, '26 Choir '26, '27 

Treasurer A. A. A. '27 Athletic Council '26, '27 
Posture Honor Roll '26, '27 

Bible Group Leader '26 
Posture Committee '26 Baseball numerals '26 
Basketball numerals '25, '26, '27 
"Emma"! Shortly after hearing this familiar 
name, we usually see Decern appearing in one of 
her frequent searches for Ruth. Decern does 
not, however, spend all her time hunting. 
Many mornings we hear her warbling forth from 
the music room, rehearsing for her next public 
appearance. We always look forward to her 
solo with great anticipation. But Decern has a 
tendency to contract a cold on the Friday eve- 
ning before the recital. The few times that she 
has failed to convince authorities that she had a 
cold, we have enjoyed her singing. We advise 
"Smith Brothers", Decern! 




GERTRUDE HOLLEY DRUMMOND 

"Gertie" 

Bronxville, New York 



Three years 

Hockey numerals '25 

English V Plays '25 

Honor Roll '25, '27 



Smith 

Vice-President Class '25 

A. D. S. '26, '27 

A. D. S. President '27 

A. D. S. Play '26, '27 

Northfield delegate '25, '26, '27 
Chairman Entertainment Committee '27 
Tennis Numerals '26 Fidelio '25, '26, '27 

Tennis Team '27 President Fidelio '26, 27 

Senior-Mid Play '26 Choir '26, '27 

French Play '26 Senior Play '27 

Draper Dramatics '26 

Chairman Prom Committee '27 

To whom do we always turn when a difficulty 
arises? Answer: Gertie. And we are seldom 
disappointed as she seems to have an endless 
supply of knowledge and skill. Gertie is also 
one of our tennis stars; it was with the help of 
her steady game that we were able to tie Brad- 
ford this fall. Her ambition is to become a 
surgeon, and, as she usually succeeds in all that 
she attempts, we are expecting great operations. 
Go to it, Gertie! 



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French Play '26 
Draper Dramatics '26 
"A" Society '26, '27 



HELEN DYER 

"Dyer" 
Brookline, Massachusetts 

Four years 
Senior-Mid Play '26 
Senior Play '27 
Secretary A. A. A. '27 



President of "A" Society '27 

Athletic Council '26, '27 
Head of Riding '26 Arm Band '26 

Calendar Committee '27 Philomatheia '26, '27 
Baseball numerals '23, '24, '25, '26 
Basketball Team '25 

Volley Ball '26 Posture Honor Roll '26, '27 

Second Basketball Team '24, '26, '27 
"You can't come inside the rope, on pain of 
death, do you hear!" No, these were not the 
words of Charles, roping off the circle, but of 
our own Dyer in the famous role of a praetorian 
guard. We can never forget her successful pre- 
sentation of that role in the Senior-Mid plays 
and later in the Draper Dramatics. Helen has 
starred in athletics as well as in dramatics. As 
head of riding and of the "A" Society, she has 
been a capable leader. Favorite tricks of 
Helen's are hand springs, cart wheels and fancy 
skating — she does these admirably — much to 
the amusement of the spectators. Last, but not 
least, she is a member of the very exclusive 
"Bachelor's Club". 

KATHERINE MAUDE FARLOW 

"Kay" "Tommy" 

Andover, Massachusetts 

Five years 
Arm Band '22 Hockey Team '23, '24, '25, '26 
"A" Society '23, '24, '25, '26, '27 

Hockey numerals '23, '24, '25, '26 
Captain Hockey Team '27 Athletic Council '26 
Winter Carnival Committee '27 
What? Did Kay go to that Tech dance last 
night! But she was always wide awake, es- 
pecially for hockey practice in the afternoon. 
Kay was one of our fastest hockey players as 
well as the captain; she is noted for her speedy 
dashes from goal to goal midst mud and puddles 
on the field. Kay kept up training by daily 
walking that mile — we do not doubt, some- 
times running it — between her home and 
Abbot. 





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ELLEN CLEMENTINE FAUST 
Jewett City, Connecticut 
Wellesley Five years 

Baseball numerals '23 Arm Band '23 

Hockey Team '25, '26, '27 Arm Bar '23 

Hockey numerals '24, '25, '26, '27 

"A" Society '25, '26, '27 



Class President '25, '26 
A. C. A. Treasurer '26 
Bible Group Leader '26 
French Play '24 
Honor Roll '24 
Merit Committee '27 



A. D. S. '26, '27 

A. D. S. Play '26, '27 

Northfield delegate '25 

Advisory Board '26 

Class Cheer Leader '26 

Fidelio '24, '25 



First Vice-President Student Council '27 
Senior Play '27 Choir '26, '27 

Ellen is one of our five year girls. This year, 
as vice-president of Stu. G., she helped Mini 
make the school run smoothly. Ellen sings well 
— few people realize this fact, for she "hides 
her light under a bushel." For three years she 
has played wing on the hockey team — it won't 
seem the same without her. Ellen is going abroad 
this summer with Emily Lyman — that is a 
combination that needs no explanation! We 
know they will have rare experiences. 




JANE DARE FITCH 
New London, Connecticut 
Connecticut Three years 

Class Basketball Team '25, '26, '27 

Posture Honor Roll '26, '27 
Entertainment Committee '26 

Secretary-Treasurer Les Beaux Arts '26, 27 

Jane is a portrait herself. Just look at that 
face. Then look further; you will find that she 
can draw portraits too. How many pieces of 
charcoal has Jane transformed into striking 
likenesses of the girls? Go into the homes of 
Abbot girls, and count the neat drawings 
framed over their mothers' tables! We're look- 
ing forward to a rare exhibition in the John 
Esther Art Gallery, Jane! 



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DOROTHY LILLIAN FRENCH 

"Dot" 
Waterbury, Connecticut 
Wellesley Two years 

Advisory Board '27 

Entertainment Committee '26 

Northfield Delegate '26 Arm Band '26, '27 

Hiking Leader '27 Fidelio '26, '27 

Senior Play '27 Odeon '27 

Prom Committee '27 

Everybody loves Dot — how could one help 
loving such a sweet, smiling, dark-eyed Dot? 
We know that this love for her has even extended 
as far as the frozen north! Room 36 is always a 
welcome gathering place where its frequenters 
are often entertained by the daily "Dart- 
mouth"; Dot says she cannot imagine who the 
sender can be — we can easily guess! 




PERSIS CHRISTINE GOODNOW 

"Puss" 
Keene, New Hampshire 
Wellesley Two years 

Q. E. D. '26, '27 Senior-Mid Play '26 

Vice-President Q. E. D. '27 Senior Play '27 

Posture Honor Roll '26, '27 

Draper Dramatics '26 
Honor Roll '27 Class Hockey Team '27 

Arm Band '27 Carnival Committee 

Indeed she is beautiful, but not at all dumb! 
Just ask her to show you her Math marks. 
Puss is one of the most versatile members of the 
class. She shines in her studies there; when the 
day's work is over, she shines in athletics. 
Those pigtails, bobbing up and down the hockey 
field, are unforgettable. Then, again, she shines 
socially. What would a prom be without Puss? 
Another one of Puss's charms is her delightful, 
incomparable laugh that runs up and down the 
scale, then suddenly stops. And, Puss, why do 
you get so embarrassed? 




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JANE PHILLIPS GRAVES 

" Red" 

Concord, New Hampshire 

Wellesley Two years 

Baseball Numerals '26 Philomatheia '27 

Fidelio '26, '27 

Jane is our one and only senior who has a 
crowning glory of soft red hair — not too red, 
but just enough to make her different. In oppo- 
sition to the rule that a bad disposition is the 
ever-present attendant of red hair, Jane has one 
of the mildest, best dispositions of anyone in the 
class. Philomatheia must be proud to have such 
a brilliant physicist in its roll. 




RUTH EVELYN HARVEY 

"Emma" 

Medford, Massachusetts 

Three years 
Arm Band '27 A. D. S. '27 

Class Hockey Team '27 A. D. S, Play '27 

Posture Representative '26, '27 

Senior Mid Play '26 
Draper Dramatics '26 Senior Play '27 

To Ruth we owe any amusement that crops up 
from the class. Hardly a day goes by that Ruth 
doesn't make a remark that convulses the entire 
class. She is quite an accomplished actress, too, 
and we shall always remember her in the Senior 
Play as Miss Phoebe; Phoebe of the ringlets. 
She played her part extremely well, and seemed 
to enjoy doing it. Although Phoebe scorned 
followers, we are not so sure about Ruth. From 
what we have heard, we are pretty certain that 
her followers are numerous. 



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JUNE MEREDITH HINMAN 
Andover, Massachusetts 



Wellesley 
Arm Band '23 
Class Treasurer '24 
German Play '25 



Five years 

Elocution Plays '25, '26 

Senior-Mid Play '26 

Prom Committee '27 



Honor Roll '23, '24, '25, '26, '27 

Third Vice-President Student Council '27 

June, another one of the five-year girls, is 
quite intimate with the Honor Roll. She has a 
tendency to favor insects, especially mosquitoes 
and grasshoppers. Have you ever asked June 
why she buys Judge so faithfully? She reads it 
too. We will always have to stretch our imagina- 
tions as to June's boyish bob — she never did 
come to the point of shearing her hair all off. 
June, when you do cut it, won't you send us 
your picture, so we will know just how it does 
look? 




MIRIAM HOUDLETTE 

" Mim" 

Melrose Highlands, Massachusetts 

Two years 
Odeon '26, '27 President Student Council '27 
Head of Volley Ball '26 Hiking Leader '27 

Hockey Team '27 Northfield Delegate '26, '27 
Hockey Numerals '26 Arm Band '26, '27 

"A" Society '27 Senior Play '27 

What's the drumming? Oh, that's Mim. 
She is just letting off steam by drumming on her 
practice pad — a sign of an urgent Stu. G. meeting 
coming soon! It would be hard on us if she 
didn't have that pad. Mim's skill in drumming 
is no greater than her skill in managing heels, 
sleeves, and silk stockings. Mim is interested 
in writing- — -off and on; but, between you and 
me, those curls are too rare to waste on any such 
drab existence. In case she finds trouble in 
choosing her life work, as she did in choosing 
between her beloved basketball and hockey, we 
won't worry about her, as she does everything 
equally well. 




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EMILY LOUISE HOUSE 
South Manchester, Connecticut 

Two years 
Arm Band '26 Fidelio '26, '27 

Arm Bar '26 Senior Play '27 

"A friend in need is a friend indeed." Emily 
is all of that. If we ever need anything, we are 
always sure that Emily will gladly supply our 
wants. At Intervale, how many of us were 
saved from disgrace by being able to darn our 
torn stockings. with cotton that Emily had re- 
membered to take along! If, in a few years, we 
pass a small, cozy house with flower gardens on 
all four sides, we may be almost certain that 
Emily lives there, happily settled, with flowers in 
every available vase within. 




PAULINE HUMESTON 

"Polly" 

Huntington, Long Island, New York 

Wellesley Three years 

Arm Band '25, '27 Advisory Board '26, '27 

Entertainment Committee '25 

A. D. S. '25, '26, '27 
Class President '26 
A. D. S. Treasurer '26 
Class Book Board '26 
A. D. S. Play '26, '27 
Choir '26 
Student Council '27 
Senior Play '27 



English V Play '25 
Fidelio '25 

Bible Group Leader '26 
Senior-Mid Play '26 
Northfield Delegate '26 
Posture Honor Roll '26 
A. C. A. President '27 

Polly looks and often acts like the kid brother, 
and a clever one at that. Just watch her twirl 
a lasso, and slide across the floor on a rug. 
Then, too, she's "Billy Sunday". In between 
times, she is a most desirable young woman, yes 
even at eighteen; you should hear her talk! 
Running beneath all these personalities, as the 
connecting links, are her enthusiasm and de- 
termination, ever ready for the battle, pleasant 
or otherwise, accordingly acting as her sense of 
right demands. We are sure that the Hindman 
School enjoyed its Christmas box much more 
this year because our president of A. C. A. 
packed so much of her enthusiasm into it. 

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KATHARINE JOSEPHINE KEANY 
"Kay" "K-K" 
Andover, Massachusetts 
Vassar Four years 

Posture Committee '24 Class Secretary '27 

Honor Roll '24, '25, '26 Odeon '26, '27 

Class Secretary '25 Arm Band '25, '26 

Posture Honor Roll '24, '25 Senior Play '27 

Draper Dramatics '26 President Odeon '27 

If you should happen to pick up anyone of the 
many books which lie in the cloak room of Mc- 
Keen, it would probably be Kay's. She has so 
many, all of them bulging with papers and 
notes. They look very businesslike, but they are 
there for a purpose; Kay is the secretary of our 
famous class, and she is also president of Odeon. 
Although she does not take up very much room, 
Kay will leave a large gap next year. 




LOIS ISABEL KIMBALL 
"Lo", "Loco" 
Summit, New Jersey 

Two years 
Basketball Team '26, '27 "A" Society '26, '27 
Basketball Numerals '26, '27 Fidelio '26 

Class Treasurer '26 Senior-Mid Play '26 

Class Book Board '26 Les Beaux Arts '26, '27 
Secretary Student Council '27 Senior Play 27 
Editor-in-chief of Class Book '27 

President Les Beaux Arts '26, '27 

We ought to call her "Hi", instead of "Lo", 
as she certainly rivals the South Church steeple 
in being up among the clouds. This distinctive 
characteristic is exceedingly fortunate in basket- 
ball. Weren't we thrilled when Lo got the jump 
unfailingly last Bradford Day! "Among the 
clouds" is no phrase to apply to Lo's tempera- 
ment. She is right down to brass tacks. The 
class of '27 is grateful for this fact, as the Circle 
is partly due to Lo's executive ability. Witness 
the drawings of this book and judge for yourself 
Lo's artistic skill. She is an ideal founder of 
"Les Beaux Arts". What would we do without 
her? We wouldn't! 




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NANCY PAGE KIMBALL 
"Nan" "Nance" 
Waban, Massachusetts 
The Nursery Training School of Boston 

Two years 
Fidelio '26 Baseball Numerals '26 

Arm band '26 Senior-Mid Play '26 

Philomatheia '26, '27 Draper Dramatics '26 

President Philomatheia '27 Senior Play '27 

Hiking Leader '27 Class Book Board '27 

Posture Honor Roll '26, '27 

Entertainment Committee '27 

Little Miss Nancy is all " whys?" and " hows?" 
but that is why we like her. Always the same is 
our Nancy, never cross or grumpy. And she is 
conscientious, too, in everything she does from 
studies to going to play rehearsals. One morning 
we heard an odd squeal from the Chapel steps; 
it was only Nancy, who suddenly read from a 
letter that she was to go abroad this summer. 
We wish her the best of luck, and send her forth 
with our love. We only hope that she will put 
off falling in love until she returns, for fear that 
she may live abroad forever. 




MARY ROE KNIGHT 

"Sis" 

Monroe, New York 

Vassar Two years 

Arm Band '26 Volley Ball Numerals '26 

Senior-Mid Play '26 Draper Dramatics '26 

Advisory Board '27 

Mary Roe may be quiet — but isn't it some- 
thing to have a quiet person around for a change 
when one is among girls who are, for the most 
part, at the gushing age? And what counts most 
is that inside Mary's head is a brain that many 
of us would like to have. It not only issues forth 
poetry, but a rare wit at all times. Betty says 
that you just can't quarrel with her — for the 
main reason that she is always right. Many 
have not stopped, even yet, to look up surprised 
when she walks into the Senior Parlor. It is only 
when the Courant comes out or she makes some 
wise remark that we realize that she is a far 
better Senior than a lot of us. Be sure and have 
a funny poem ready for us for our first reunion, 
Mary Roe. 



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MARJORIE KNOWLTON 



Wellesley 

Class Treasurer '24 
Spanish Play '27 
Senior-Mid Play '26 
Student Council '27 



Andover, Massachusetts 

Five years 

Arm Band '23 

A. D. S. '25, '26, '27 

A. D. S. Play '25, '26, '27 

Senior Play '27 

Peg is "Crazy over Horses, Horses, Horses." 
She is not terribly domestic, but she does like to 
cook. As for acting — Peg can impersonate any 
character from an innocent little girl to the in- 
quisitive Mrs. Stubbs. Rumor says that she was 
an awfully good roommate up at Intervale, and 
that she helped make her own bed the first 
night — it was pretty cold that first night, too! 
Next year we certainly shall miss the sight of 
Peg, before the mirror in the dressing room, 
arranging the front part of her crowning glory. 




EDNA LOUISE MARLAND 
Ballardvale, Massachusetts 
Jackson College Five years 

Fidelio '24, '25, '26, '27 Senior Mid Play '26 
Volley Ball Numerals '26 Senior Play '27 

Draper Dramatics '26 

Honor Roll '23, '24, '25, '27 

Edna is one of the old standbys of our class, 
always doing her work so diligently, as an Abbot 
girl should, a quality which many of us lack 
utterly. She will do anything for you, and can 
be found, when needed, holding down one of 
those big comfortable chairs in the Senior 
Parlor. She has also been seen on the Abbot 
stage, wrapped in a cloak of mystery. We wish 
you all kinds of success, Edna, next year at 
Jackson — we mean Tufts College. 




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SYLVIA PARKER MILLER 

' ' Jerry ' ' 
Germantown, Pennsylvania 
Philadelphia School of Occupational Therapy 

Three years 
Fidelio '25, '26 Basketball Numerals '25, '26, '27 
Choir '27 Basketball Team '26, '27 

Arm Band '26 Captain Basketball '26, '27 

"A" Society '26, '27 A. D. S. '27 

Secretary-Treasurer "A" Society 

A. D. S. Play '27 
Class Secretary '26 Athletic Council '27 

Class Book Board '27 School Cheerleader '27 
Entertainment Committee '27 Senior Play '27 
Chairman Tea-Dance Committee '26 
Volley Ball Numerals '26 Prom Committee '27 
Carnival Committee '27 
Jerry has proved herself an able actress of 
ruddy-cheeked young men! Why was she not a 
blonde! Her "a-haw" in Quality Street will be 
an amusing memory of Jerry's many funny acts 
of fame. Another memorable deed is her able 
captaincy of the Basketball Team this year. 
For one who lives so far away, Jerry certainly 
knows an astonishing number of our neighbors 
on the Hill — would that more of us were as 
easily befriended! 

HARRIET ESSELSTYN NASH 

"Hen" 

Washington, D. C. 

Two years 
Captain Tennis Team '27 
Tennis Singles '26, '27 
Tennis Doubles '26 
School Cheer Leader '27 
Athletic Council '27 
Class Cheer Leader '27 
Senior Play '27 
Hen can really do almost anything with 
superlative ability. Her capacity for activities 
extends from cleaning a room to playing the 
piano. Her particular hobby is tennis, and 
collecting tennis trophies. Hen's mind involun- 
tarily turns every thing she does to music; as a 
result, she can write the most eloquent 
poetry. What would Abbot have done without 
Hen to write new songs and often even the music! 
We question whether she will continue a musical 
career, or give up that achievement for the life of 
a poetess and author. 

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Fidelio '26, '27 
"A" Society '26, '27 
French Play '26 
Senior-Mid Play '26 
Q. E. D. '27 
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RUTH MARGARET NASON 
Medford, Massachusetts 

Two years 
Senior-Mid Play '26 Draper Dramatics '26 

Arm Band '26 Senior Play '27 

Fidelio '26 Posture Honor Roll '27 

Secretary-Treasurer Odeon '27 French Play '26 
Odeon '27 Advisory Board '27 

Prom Committee '27 

Ruth is the one and only violinist in the class, 
but, even with this distinction, she rarely plays 
for us. Such modesty! As the dashing Mr. 
Brown in "Quality Street" Ruth made a regular 
hit. Such proposing as she did do — and how 
the ladies fell for it — such a quiz! Ruth is a 
great walker too, and as our hiking leader, has 
lead many a band of Abbot girls over rough 
Lovejoy Road and mountainous Mill's Hill. 




MARGARET NAY 



Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts 

Four years 
Class Treasurer '24 Baseball Numerals '25, '26 
Northfield Delegate '25 Bible Group Leader '26 
Class Vice-President '26 Q. E. D. '26, '27 

Second Vice-President Student Council '27 
Fidelio '25, '26, '27 Student Council '26 

Senior Play '27 

Many have envied Peg the lofty lookout from 
her bay window where she may view, undis- 
turbed, any visitors to this cloister, and she was 
very generous in loaning her window seat to 
others less fortunate when Andover swooped 
down on us last fall. Peg has caused many a 
questioning look when her hair began to branch 
out — no she was not letting it grow; she merely 
insists on her special barber in Wood's shop in 
Boston. Peg's frequent sojourns home on pre- 
tenses of illness seem to replenish an already 
overflowing wardrobe. When Peg gets out her 
typewriter, dons her glasses and starts ticking 
off sheets of theses, we begin to believe she'll be a 
stenographer — but time alone will tell. 




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RUTH MASON PERRY 



Andover, 
Wellesley 
Arm Band '23 
Arm Bar '23, '24, '25, 



Massachusetts 

Five years 
Class Secretary '24 
'26 

Class Vice-President '25 
Honor Roll '23, '24, '25, '26, '27 French Play '26 
Senior-Mid Play '26 Draper Dramatics '26 

Senior Play '27 Hockey Team '27 

Conrant Board '27 Class Hockey Team '26 

"A" Society 

Wide spread footprints extending toward 
Abbot on a road of newly fallen snow, are merely 
signs that Ruth has just completed her final dash 
for Chapel — she rarely fails to beat Father 
Time too! This is only one of her victories. 
Her marks rise like a perennial thermometer — 
every June we look back upon Ruth's record of 
grades above the 90° mark — right at the top 
of the Honor Roll list. Ruth, do you gain 
wisdom on your jaunts about Andover? 




ALICE ROGERS 

"Squint" 
Winchester, Massachusetts 

Three years 
Arm Band '25 Les Beaux Arts '26, '27 

When loud bursts of laughter are heard coming 
forth from a table or from a classroom, nine 
chances out of ten, Squint is there. She has a 
faculty of making very naive, and, shall we add, 
unintentionally naive remarks. But they cer- 
tainly have broken the monotony of many reci- 
tations, and we are grateful to her for the many 
gloomy moments which she has made cheerful. 
We do not mean to insinuate that all her remarks 
are simple: she certainly can be brilliant when 
she stops to think about it. Squint, we really do 
envy you for your unusual wit. 



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LUCY COBURN SANBORN 

Andover, Massachusetts 
Bryn Mawr Five years 

Hockey Numerals '24, '25, '26 Arm Band '23 
Hockey Team '24, '25, '26, '27 
Croquet Team '27 Arm Bars '23, '24, '25, '26 
Volley Ball Numerals '26 
"A" Society '24, '25, '26, '27 

Posture Committee '27 
Athletic Council '27 President A. A. A, '27 

Student Council '26, '27 Philomatheia '26, '27 
Third Vice-President Student Council '26 
Class President '25 Class Vice-President '24 

Honor Roll '23, '24, '25, '26, '27 
Senior-Middle Plays '26 Draper Dramatics '26 

Lucy is our class mystery. How she can per- 
fect herself in all sorts of sports and yet keep her 
marks above the Honor Roll line is completely 
baffling! She has proved, however, that she is 
our champion sportswoman. As president of 
A. A. A., Lucy has helped start a fairer point 
system; instigated a winter carnival and kept 
up a live interest in all-year sports. As for her 
other activities — her long list speaks for itself! 




FLORA ELLIOT SKINNER 

"Flo", " Flori" 
Wakefield, Massachusetts 
Mount Holyoke Four years 

Class Vice-President '26 Student Council '27 
Athletic Council '26 Head of Baseball '26 

Hockey Team '24 Second Hockey Team '25 

Hockey Numerals '23, '24, '25, '26 
French Play '26 Advisory Board '26 

"A" Society '24, '25, '26, '27 

Northfield Delegate '24, '25 
Bible Group Leader '24, '25, '26 
Fidelio '24, '25, '26, '27 Philomatheia '26, '27 
Vice-President Fidelio '26, '27 

Isn't it usually true that the pleasingly plump 
are exceptionally good hearted and merry? 
This certainly is true of our honorable vice- 
president. Flora is always doing something for 
someone else — "an ever present help in time of 
trouble." She finds life a jolly affair, and is 
famous for her management of a successful 
"Bridge Hall" in her suite. She delights in 
scaring, almost to distraction, the unwary with 
a certain little stuffed alligator that made a 
mysterious appearance not so long ago. 




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VIRGINIA WILLISTON SMITH 

"Gin", " Ginnie" 
Westfield, Massachusetts 

Two years 
Entertainment Committee '27 Fidelio '26 

Arm Band '27 Class Hockey Team '27 

Choir '27 Senior Play '27 

Oh, Ginnie, where did you get those eyes? 
Not to mention all the rest of your charming 
person! Ginnie is a very suitable buddy for Lee. 
They are both at their best when with each 
other. We will never forget the joyous sounds 
that issued forth from Room 69 and 71 in the 
wee small hours when their imaginary, big 
parade goes by. Ginnie is another cheerful 
person who is welcome wherever she goes. If 
you hear Ginnie laugh, something inside of you 
goes off — you have to laugh with her. 




DOROTHY FARWELL SPEAR 
"Dot" 



Bangor, Maine 



Bible II Play '25 



Three years 
Fidelio '26, '27 



Senior-Mid Plays '26 

Ah! Our Intervale song, "So we could read 
all night, not Math, or Psyc, but romances 
galore." This surely rang true with Dot and 
Flora — one, and sometimes two mails a day! 
But Dot's all right, and we hope that she will be 
very, very, happy. We could not do without 
her either, for who would turn pages for all the 
recitals without jerking the music? None 
other than Dot. She's from the cold and 
"frizzily" north, too, but anyone who needs 
help will find that Dot's heart is from the sunny 
south. 



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AYLMER STANTIAL 
Melrose, Massachusetts 

Two years 

Ficlelio '26, '27 Choir '26, '27 

Arm Band '27 

Almost every one is "at home" doing one 
thing or another, but Aylmer is very, very much 
at home on ice skates. Not only does she like 
the sport and balance herself well, but she is 
very sure and graceful while doing fancy skating. 
It is a joy to watch her. This is not her only 
accomplishment for she is one of "Mother" 
Burnham's devoted pupils and has sung for us 
well several times. Your constant good humor is 
another asset, Aylmer, and it will help to bring 
you happiness in life. 




BEATRICE ALINE STEPHENS 

"Bea" 
Somerville, Massachusetts 
Smith Two years 

Business Manager Courant '26, '27 
Posture Honor Roll '26, '27 Arm Band '26 

Senior Play '27 Fidelio '26 

What would we do without Bea when it's 
time to dance? She has never been known to 
disappoint us, no matter how many other things 
there are that she would rather do. This is just 
one example of her amiability and good nature. 
We have never seen her out of sorts or heard her 
say a cross word. Her aesthetic tastes are 
proved by the fact that she shines on the Courant 
Board, and by the picture gallery which she has 
in her room. We might add that pictures of the 
opposite sex appeal to her most. 



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ALICE WILMOT STONEBRAKER 

"Al" 

Hagerstown, Maryland 

Two years 
Class Secretary '26 Fidelio '26 

Track Team '26 Track Numerals '26 

Class Hockey Team '26 

Alice is known from Ella by her long hair — 
but that is the only way you are really sure that 
she is not her twin; even yet people call her "El- 
la". Fortunately, she is very good-natured and 
accepts the wrong name with a patient smile. 
She is the songster of the corridor; she sings 
whenever she is happy. Her favorite song, we 
judge, is "Tenderly" — and the far-away look 
in her eyes hints of whom! Correspondence is 
one of the twins' favorite sports. It is serious 
enough so that we virgins, who have neglected 
to replenish our supply of stamps, are always 
able to buy them from the maidens across the 
way. To whom do these many letters go, Al? 




ELLA HEARD STONEBRAKER 

Hagerstown, Maryland 

Two years 
Hockey Numerals '26 Class Hockey Team '26 
ArmBand '26 Fidelio '26 

Track Team '26 

Sisters are renowned scrappers, but Ella and 
Alice are exceptions. They even roomed to- 
gether for two years, and did not separate at 
Intervale. We began to miss our gemini dressing 
alike in the Senior year, but we suppose that 
Alice is showing her authority as the elder. 
The Manse will always remember the Stone- 
brakers — their feet just couldn't resist turning 
right at the corner of Locke and Main Streets. 



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HARRIET SULLIVAN 

"Hat" 
New London, Connecticut 

Six years 
Junior Glee Club '22 Fidelio '23, '24, '25 

Class Secretary '25 Class Vice-President '24, '26 
Class Treasurer '27 School Cheer Leader '27 

Northfield Delegate '26 French Play '26 

Arm Band '25 Senior-Mid Play '26 

Philomatheia '26, '27 Class Book Board '27 

Draper Dramatics '26 

Tea Dance Committee '26 

"May I have the next dance, Hat?" "No, 
I'm sorry; but the fourth?" Hat delights in 
dancing, and is a most sought-for partner. A 
familiar sight is our neat little treasurer, clad in a 
gray coat and red hat, sprinting down, at the 
last minute, to the Bank — to deposit belated 
class dues, no doubt! She has the distinction of 
being the only six-year member of .the class of 
1927; how many friends she's made during those 
years! We shall always remember the surprise 
that Hat gave us, as well as herself — instead of 
being utterly bored with the four days' Intervale 
trip, she had a perfectly glorious time. She 
almost made reservations for the entire winter at 
the Hotel Bellevue. 



SYDNA VICTORIA WHITE 

" Syd" 
Waban, Massachusetts 

Two years 
A. D. S. '26, '27 Class President '26, '27 

Fidelio '26, '27 Student Council '27 

Draper Dramatics '26 Arm Band '27 

Senior-Mid Play '26 Choir '26, '27 

Entertainment Committee '26 

Just wind Syd up, and watch her perform: 
first it will be some dramatic scene, perhaps as 
an ardent lover; then she will bring the organ to 
life with tremuloes and rich swellings; then, in 
addition, deep contralto notes will issue forth 
from her concealed music-box. We all look up to 
Syd, — to where she reigns over our class from 
her elevation among the clouds. 





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0nt Pear <^trte 




HELEN CONNOLLY 

Newburyport, Massachusetts 

Smith One year 

"Helen Connolly wanted on the telephone." 
What a familiar call this is on the second floor 
front! If she's not wanted on the telephone, 
someone is waiting to see her in the Drawing 
room. Such a popular young lady ! Helen is the 
class song-bird — she is always gay, and takes 
delight in making others happy. She and 
"Squeeze" are noted for being model room- 
mates. We are wondering if Helen will follow in 
the footsteps of her distinguished French- 
scholar sister. 




MARY BELLE MAXWELL 

Ardmore, Oklahoma 

Wellesley One year 

Honor Roll'27 Q. E. D. '27 

Mary Belle who had never seen any snow 
before! At least not in a great quantity! And 
what do you suppose she did? She came here as 
a one-year girl; worked very, very hard, and is 
actually going to graduate! That shows fine 
will power, and we are as glad as she. But she 
did not spend all of her time studying; some 
time must have been spent in being kind and 
thoughtful, for she was among the commended 
ones for conspicuous school helpfulness! She 
will always be happy in life if she continues 
helping others that way. 



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LOUISE POPE 

" Squeeze" 

Cleveland, Ohio 

Wellesley One year 

Basketball Team '27 Posture Honor Roll '27 

Arm Band '27 

One would never suppose Squeeze would be 
afraid of anything. Squeeze, who dauntlessly 
shot baskets on Bradford Day be afraid? But 
girls are cruel — Squeeze has all but cultivated 
grey hairs from hallucinations she has had in the 
corridor at night. She even has been heard 
screaming. Squeeze has become so attached 
to our canine friends that she can hold conversa- 
tion with them in inimitable yaps. We are think- 
ing of presenting her with a real waggly-tailed 
puppy — a compensation for our cruelty. 







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Calenbar for 1926=1927 



September 


22 


September 


26 


September 


28 


October 


3 


October 


5 


October 


16 


October 


17 


October 


19 


October 


26 


October 


27 


October 


30 


November 


6 


November 


7 


November 


9 


November 


10 


November 


17 


November 


28 


November 


30 



Andover flourishes once more. 

Miss Bailey spoke to us in Chapel. 

New-Girl Old-Girl Dance — Debut of greenhorns. 

Rev. Markham W. Stackpole. Mad rush for front seats. 

Senior Picnic — Maids' Night Out. 

Mrs. Frentz — Lady Robin Hood. 

Rev. Ralph Harlow. Student Friendship Fund — "May I 

make your bed, clean your room?" " 25 cents!" 

Masquerade. 

Dedication of Organ and Faculty Reception. Mr. Howe's 

seventh heaven. 

Abbot Movies. As others see us. 

Miss Pendleton. Cum Laude. 

Mr. James Friskin. Miss Friskin masculinized. 

Miss Kelsey. "The Drapers". Harriet Nash — 2nd McDowell 

Concerto in D Minor. 

Mrs. Burnham's recital. 

Abbot Movies. "I see me!" 

Bradford Day. 

Miss Hammond. Readings from "The Ring and the Book ". 

A. D. S. Play. 



December 6 Mr. Ellsworth — "Dr. Johnson". 

December 11 Andover children's Christmas tree. 

December 12 Christmas service. 

December 13 Radcliffe Choral Society. 



January 


18 


January 


22 


January 


27 


January 


30 



Senior-Mid Plays. 

J. J. Joachim — "India". India on our honeymoon itineraries. 

Mid-year exams — Climbing the mountains. 

President Marshall of Connecticut College. 

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February 


1-3 


February 


5 


February 


8 


February 


12 


February 


13 


February 


16 


February 


19 


February 


21 


March 


1 


March 


8 



March 



Intervale. 

Abbot luncheon. 

C. Pillsbury on "The Secrets of the Flowers". 

Mr. Potter's recital. 

Dr. J. E. Park. 

Winter Carnival — Rivaling Dartmouth. 

Hart House. String Quartet. 

Holiday weekend. 



Miss Friskin's recital. 

Miss Hammond — Readings from Sophocles and Euripides 
Benefit Loyalty Fund. 
24 Winter term ends. "Home James!" 



April 
April 
April 
April 
April 
April 
April 
April 
April 



6 Spring recess ends. 

10 Miss Bailey. 

16 Les Beaux Arts — Illustrated lecture on European galleries. 

17 Dr. Nehemiah Boynton. Easter service. 

19 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rann Kennedy. "The Chastening". 

24 Mr. Stackpole. 

26 Spanish Play. 

27 Gym and Rhythmic exhibition. 
30 Debate — Q. E. D. 



May 1 Reverend Raymond Calkins, D.D. 

May 3 Faculty recital — Benefit Loyalty Pund. 

May 4 Abbot Birthday Cabaret. ■ 

May 6 Andover Alumnae Celebration — Movies. 

May 7 Odeon — Readings from Modern Poets. 

May 8 Mr. and Mrs. McElroy. 

May 10 Miss Nichols' recital. 

May 14 Senior Prom. 



Field Day. 



June 9 Exams. 

June 11 Rally Night and Draper Dramatics. 

June 12 Chapel. Miss Bailey. Baccalaureate. 

June 13 Garden Party. Commencement concert. 

June 14 Commencement. 



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Clagg JNstorp 



The dragon of trouble and many years 
Obstructed the road to success. 

He rattled his scales of worry and care 
And breathed the smoke of stress. 

A Knight, to kill this dragon fierce, 
Set out on a five years' quest. 

Flying his colors of red and white, 
He girded himself for the test. 

Clasping his belt of forty odd links, 
He hung thereto his sword, 

Sydna its light, his guiding force 
In which his faith was stored. 

Placed he then his silver shield, 

Flora, on his wrist; 
Clanked his spurs with grim intent — 

Girt for speed, I wist. 

Over his shoulder his trumpet he slung, 
Kay Keany, to herald the deed; 

Hat, as his purse, to gain him supplies; 
So — mounted his dappled steed. 

Started he in '22 

The journey ahead of him rough, 
By '27 the den was in sight — 

He hid not his courage in bluff. 

Dauntless he rode to confront the beast 
Which heaved in convulsive start. 

Foiled him the Knight with rapier swift, 
And lunged at its evil heart. 

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One by one its scales clanked down 
Lifeless, conquered, to earth — 

The dragon of work was defeated quite; 

Sir Knight, our class, proved his worth. 

This valiant Knight, careworn, yet brave, 
Will ever be famed for his skill ; 

He'll add to his score other victories bold — 
More disturbing monsters he'll kill. 

The waving banner of Knight '27 
Now hangs in a hall of fame; 

Each flap a sign of lusty toil — 
It carries on his name! 




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ClafiS wax 



We, the Class of 1927, Abbot Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, being of 
moderately sound mind and pleasant memories, do hereby bequeath our worldly 
possessions as follows : 
First, To the Class of 1928: 

1. The joy of cutting pies into ten pieces, one of which must be small. 

2. Daily inspirations for conversation with the faculty escorted from dinner. 

3. The short-cut through the Senior Parlor to the Basketball court. 

4. A key that works for the Senior Parlor door. 

5. Knee screens for those in the front row in Chapel. 
Second, To Individuals: 

1. To Miss Chickering we leave an extra window to open. 

2. We leave an extra bowl of gravy for Miss Johnson's private use. 

3. Foot stools for the Faculty in Chapel. 

4. Percussion with traps to Miss Friskin as a preservation for the Music 
Bay floor. 

5. Mim leaves her Stu. G. gavel to the next Stu. G. President with the hint 
that a torpedo beneath its thump will be more effective. 

6. Decern leaves an unsound-proof wall to the next occupant of Room 52. 

7. Lee leaves her evening dress to Mary Piper. 

8. Ellen leaves a few curls to Kay Bowden. 

9. Dot French leaves her talkative nature to Jane Linn. 

10. Lo leaves her front seat in the Episcopal church to Emily Sloper, with 
the hint not to stand on the cushion. 

11. Nancy leaves Box 82 to Gwen Jones for it brings an endless supply of 
mail. 

12. Hat leaves her great big voice to Anne Miller. 

13. The Stonebrakers leave the example of their sisterly affection to all room- 
mates. 

Third, To the School: 

1. "Lazy Susans" for the dining tables. 

2. A fireman's pole for the tower stairs, so that the faculty may go down to 
meals unmolested. 

3. Escalator to replace Chapel stairs. 

4. Wicker chairs for Room 1 in McKeen. 

5. Mail chutes from all floors. 

6. A davenport outside Miss Bailey's office. 

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Claste ^ropfjecp 



Weird notes squawked their scaley succession through the open door of a 
garret studio in the Latin quarter of Paris. As I passed the portal, whom should I 
spy but Ruth Nason! I dragged her to my room, disregarding the offending 
violin, and we commenced a tete a tete. 

Ruth told me that she was practicing a difficult passage in Hen Nash's recent 
composition, a symphonic opera, Coleopterus. "What", I exclaimed, "one of 
my classmates so illustrious?" 

Mim has an important part on the kettle-drums. Hat is the leader! She is 
noted for her trim appearance in a feminine cutaway, and her well-trained 
pompadour. Of course Hen played the piano. Sydna has the leading part, and 
Ellen supports her admirably as the second lady. Ruth insisted on my going to 
the opera that night, then having a dinner afterwards with my old classmates. 
The opera was beautiful, strangely suggestive of McDowell. 

At dinner I learned the whereabouts of the other members of '27. Ruth 
heard that Aylmer has gone to Japan with her twin to do missionary work. Mary 
Roe has written a clever parody on the Odyssey. 

Hen amused us all by saying, "No kidding, Amesse is corrupting the whole 
western U. S. A. with her views in her lectures on the uselessness of Sunday 
Schools! And, listen, Puss has found a duke for her third husband; she wasn't 
satisfied with an earl!" Hen also revealed Decem's whereabouts in New Hamp- 
shire, where she runs a Girls' Camp. Edna Marland is the mother of three little 
redheads. Peg Nay has some marvelous Kentucky racers in her riding establish- 
ment. Squeeze provides hounds for fox-hunts, but she explicitly demands that 
they have special attention. 

Mim had just been to an Olympic Meet where Lucy Sanborn was the head 
coach in all sports. Kay Farlow is their hockey coach, and Jerry is head of 
basketball. Helen Connolly is president of Boston's Women's Bridge Club. 

Hat gave us the news that Mary Ayers has been soliciting for the Y. W. C. A. 
in the state of Ohio. Dot Spear is in her element, running her own company of 
sightseeing busses for touring Maine; her central office is in Bangor. Squint and 
Prip have started collecting all species of goldfish; when they complete their 
aquarium, they will exhibit it in all the important cities. Harvey is a duchess, 
isn't that just what we expected? 

Polly wrote Syd that Dot French and Emily have started a kindergarten 
department at Abbot. One evening Polly tuned in on station W E A F, she 
heard Dyer's voice announcing a lecture to be given by Peg Creelman, who is now 

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an eminent authority on sciences. Syd ran into Paton's one day and almost 
collided with Peg Cutler, who is the shop's head model. Peg had news that Peg 
Knowlton, an actress in one act plays, produced by an exclusive Boston Theatre 
company, fills the house every evening with ardent admirers. Jane Graves is the 
president of a scientific society in Concord, New Hampshire. And June Hinman 
is married and lives in a cozy little appartment on Beacon Street. 

Ellen heard from home that Jane Fitch's paintings were being included in a 
revised edition of Gardener's Art Through The Ages. Gertie has performed 
miraculous operations in a New York hospital. Lee, who came through a serious 
case of appendicitis under Gertie's care, continually philosophizes on the value of 
women surgeons. Before Ellen came abroad, she went to see Abbot once more, 
and, en route, stopped in at the "Sign of Castor and Pollux," a tea shop on Salem 
Street, run by Ginnie and the Twins. When Ellen bought her travelling clothes, 
she discovered Bea's exclusive gown shop on Boylston Street. 

Kay Keany's poems in the Atlantic Monthly have attracted the notice of 
many of our class. Ruth Perry has become so expert at the revived game of 
croquet, that now she translates Greek passages while playing professional 
matches. Flora expects to celebrate her fifteenth wedding anniversary by a 
Mediterranean trip. Mary Bell is spending every winter at the Lake Placid 
Club. Nat has entered her daughter in Abbot for 1943. Nancy, although mar- 
ried, has kept up her interest in Pre-school education, and lectures on its value in 
Boston's vicinity. 

"Well, what are you doing in Paris, Lo?" asked Syd. 

I concealed a protruding paint brush in the lining of my threadbare coat. 




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Clasa g>tattettc* 



(As voted by the Class) 



Best dressed 

Infant prodigy 

Most influential 

Most capable 

Cutest 

Best natured 

Prettiest . 

Neatest 

Absent minded 

Done most for A 

Democrat 

Grind 

Best looking 

Versatile . 

Class Bluffer 

Popular . 

A Mete 

Optimist 

Diplomat 

High hat 

Pessimist 

Meekest 

Original 

Wittiest 



bbot 



Pope, Cutler 

Creelman 

Houdlette 

Sanborn 

Burns 

N. Kimball, A. Stonebraker, Graves 

Connolly 

Humeston 

White 

Sanborn, Houdlette 

Nason 

Marland 

Nash 

Nash 

Miller 

Houdlette 

Sanborn 

Maxwell 

L. Kimball 

Nash 

Spear 

House 

Amesse 

Knight 



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l^rougf) Jfatfjer dime's; spectacles; 

What is this group of children? Ah, yes, they are youngsters "prepping" for 
Abbot at a boarding nursery. Aren't they a jolly lot! There seems to be one little 
girl, extremely tall for her age, and rather thin, but quite a ring leader. Oh! 
it's Sydna! Who are these two rolling pudgies underfoot, quarreling lustily over 
a ball? Surely not Dyer and Amesse! 

Here's a sociable group by the little piano in the corner. Now that's a child 
with real talent — see, she even plays with all her fingers. Did you say/she was 
called "Hen"? That active young miss dancing from side to side is certainly 
rapid in turning the pages of that upside-down hymnal! I think she is Dot 
Spear, if I am not mistaken. Here comes little Mim with a hammer! Can she be 
a disturber of the peace? Why, the little dear, she is merely tapping every hard 
object with a gentle rap-rap-rap! But no! she mustn't hit that bottle of red ink! 
Stop her! — It's too late! Look! we must stop that reddish stream from dripping 
on baby Jane Graves' head! Her mother will be hysterical to find a red-headed 
infant on her return! Now here's a dear, with an alphabet book on her lap; listen 
to her lisping "I. O. U., U. O. I."! Little Hat has no idea how much she'll have 
to do with these three interchangeable letters! 

Look at that bunch! If it isn't pretty little Ruth Harvey and Puss — yes, 
and I believe I see Prip and Decern, dressed up in the nurses' hats and coats, 
playing papa, mamma, and family on the window-seat. Just listen to those blue- 
eyed Twins cooing on the same note of delight! And young Lee and tiny Ginnie 
giggling as much as they can! 

And now, did you ever see such charming sport? See little Gertie rocking 
contentedly on that hobby horse, and Squeeze "woofing" her toy terrier at the 
stirrups! There's Jerry tossing a rubber ball, twice as large as she, into the scrap- 
basket. This is rather a dangerous sport — That is wee Peggy Creelman behind 
the gate on the stairs playing post office. My! isn't that other child happy to 
receive so many letters! Did you say she was Bea? So this is Lucy jumping from 
design to design on the rug. Isn't she an active youngster! Why look at little 
Nancy flirting with Phillip out the window! 

But see! some youngster is banging the dinner gong in the hall! Well, if it 
isn't Polly, just able to reach it! Watch them all rush down to their luncheon. 
This little dawdler will surely miss the blessing ! You'd better hurry, Ellen ! 

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Snterbale 



What fun to recall some of the amusing memories of our four days spent at 
Intervale! This gay time of reaction is our best Senior privilege. 

One of the best memories, and yet sometimes, when we're about to starve 
during the fourth or fifth period, the most aggravating, is that memory of the 
delicious food which came in endless quantity for the mere asking or writing. 
Then, too, there was time to sleep if the funny snow implements for the hill or 
skiis or toboggans held no enticements. The best fun was the bacon bat with 
three roaring bonfires beneath cathedral woods, bacon, cheese and toast with 
other tempting things, followed by songs. Then there was the memorable "trail- 
ing tour" with its dumps and slidings, and the affection of stray hounds for the 
last trailers! 

Between eating, sleeping, and playing we managed to find time to learn our 
songs to tell the underclassmen what was in store for them under the wonderful 
management of our friend, Mr. Bassett. 




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Snterbale S>ongg 

Medley 

(Tune — " Tonight's my night with Baby") 

We've been away, we're back once more, 
We're cut and bruised, and dreadful sore. 
But with it all we're happy! 
We've skated, and we've snowshoed, too, 
We fell till we were black and blue. 
But with it all we're happy! 
Every night was daytime, 
The day was such a gay time, 
Both night and day were playtime. 
No thought or care was found up there! 
And if you study hard next year, 
You'll get there too, so never fear, 
You'll shine in every mid-year. 

(Tune — " You gotta know how to Love") 

But you gotta know, you gotta know how to pass them, 

You gotta know, you gotta know what to write, 

You gotta know how to string your teachers a line, 

They'll think it's fine, 

Give you an A+ every time. 

You gotta know how to keep out of mischief, 

You gotta smile and always do what's right. 

And we can say that if you follow this rule, 

You'll be the first class in school 

To do it. 

(Tune — " Carry me back to Old Virginny 1 ') 

Carry me back to Intervale 

There's where the cookies, steaks, and pies and waffles grow. 

There's where the bells never call you to classes, 

There's where the lights in your rooms will ne'er burn low. 

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(Tune — "So We Could Dance all Night") 

So we could read all night, 

Not Math or Psyc, 

But Romances galore. 

The chef was new, 

An improvement too 

O'er the years that have passed by. 

The stars were bright, 

Oh what a sight! 

For you a treat's in store! 

Oh! boy! what fun! 

But now it's done. 

Oh! how the time did fly! 

(Tune — "But a Half Moon is Better Than No Moon") 

But a short time is better than no time, 

If it is spent up at Intervale. 

No scruple or moral, 

No wearisome choral, 

No gym or rhythmic, 

No studies at all! 

Oh! what fun we've had at Intervale! 

Teachers, teachers, tell to us 
Why you all make such a fuss; 
If our lessons we don't do, 
What's the difference to you? 

We all go to bed at night, 
While you freely burn your light. 
Why oh why, cannot we, too, 
Burn the midnight oil like you. 

You can eat whate'er you please, 

Go to town for all your teas. 

We consume a fruit or two, 

And then starve the evening through. 

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We all shun the trousered sex, 
Complications thus complex. 
You can speak with whom you meet, 
Even men upon the street. 

But in spite of all our woes, 
And the absence of our beaux, 
Though you rarely think we're bright, 
We will say that you're all right! 

(Tune — "A Little Bit of Heaven') 

Sure, a little bit of Heaven 

Fell from out the sky one day 
And it nestled in New Hampshire 

Not so many miles away. 
And when the angels found it, 

Sure, it looked so sweet and fair, 
They said, "Suppose we leave it 

For it is so peaceful there." 
So, they sprinkled it with sunshine 

Just to make the pine trees grow. 
They're the finest ones that can be found 

No matter where you go. 
And they placed the mountains round it 

Just to keep away the gale, 
And when they had it finished, 

Sure, they called it Intervale! 




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Grow, Golden Beech, 
Our bonds to hold together. 
Grow, Golden Beech, 
Grow to spread your circling shadow. | 
Raise up your head and grow ; 
See fair fields spread before you ; 
The heavens urge and call to you. 
Grow, Golden Beech, 
Grow to spread your circling shadow. 



1 1 Upward forever, 

To breathe the wind of living. 

Upward forever, 

Lift and spread your branches outward. II 

Fear not, if storms blow hard; 

See old boughs there bent skyward ; 

Then onward grow where skies are starred. 

Upward forever, 

Lift and spread your branches outward. 

Lois Kimball '27 



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parting ilpmn 



Father, I know that all my life 

Is portioned out for me; 
The changes that are sure to come 

: I do not fear to see; : 
But I ask Thee for a present mind 

Intent on pleasing Thee. 

I ask Thee for a thoughtful love 

Through constant watching wise. 

To meet the glad with joyful smiles, 

: And to wipe the weeping eyes; : 

And a heart at leisure from itself, 
To soothe and sympathize. 

Wherever in the world I am, 

In whatso'er estate, 
I have a fellowship of hearts 

: To keep and cultivate; : 
And a work of lowly love to do 

For the Lord, on whom I wait. 

So I ask Thee for the daily strength, 

To none that ask denied, 
And a mind to blend with outward life 

: While keeping at thy side; : 
Content to fill a little space 

If Thou be glorified. 



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Mentor jffitbbie Cla£* 



President 
Vice-President 
Secretary 
Treasurer 



President 
Vice-President 
Secretary 
Treasurer 

K. Adams 
F. Anderson 
L. Anthony 
I. Bartlett 
E. Bird 

C. Bliss 

K. Bornemann 
J. Cunningham 

R. CUSHMAN 

D. Dow 
L. Dunn 
M. Elmer 

J. Frederick 
V. Gay 



Class Colors — Yellow and White 

Class Song 
Onward class, whose flashing colors 
Of the gold and white 
E'er will blend with Abbot's banner 
Of the truth and right. 
Here our friendships firm and loyal 
Here our standards true 
Give us strength to win. 
When we fight to win 
Oh Abbot, our praise to you. 



<&ii\tzx& of JfirSt £§>emester 



Virginia Gay 
Jean Swihart 
Elizabeth Whitney 
Josephine Paret 



Officers! of £S>econo g>emegter 



E. Gordon 

F. Gould 
M. Graham 
S. Heaney 
M. Hirst 
E. Hollis 
L. Hyde 

E. Jackson 

D. Jennings 
B. Lane 

H. Leavitt 

E. Leech 

M. McIntosh 



M. Nivison 

D. Noyes 
J. Paret 
M. Piper 
V. Pontious 
M. Quin 

S. Ripley 
K. Ross 

C. RUNDLETT 

E. Ryan 
E. Schuh 

N. Sherman 
E. Sloper 

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Janet Cunningham 
Emily Sloper 
Constance Rundlett 
Ruth Cushman 

E. Small 
Marian Smith 
Millicent Smith 
L. Snell 
J. Swihart 
T. Talcott 
L. Tobey 

B. Vail 

C. Ward 

B. We nt worth 
E. Whitney 
P. Whittemore 
K. Willauer 
E. Wright 



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QTfje Mentor Eettect* 

BEFORE AND AFTER — A Play in Two Acts 

Dramatis Personae 
A Slim Miss 
A Buxom Lass 
Fairbanks Scales 
Scene: The Corrective Room containing a pair of Fairbanks Scales flanked by a 
chair and a full length mirror. 
Time: Any day at Abbot. 

Act I 
Two giggling girls heard outside. 

Scales 
Hello! I wonder who's coming now to get weighed. I'll be glad when sum- 
mer comes; then I'll get a good long rest. I'm almost worn out now from being 
stepped on by all these heavy people. 

The Slim Miss and the Buxom Lass enter gayly. Slim Miss hastily steps on the 
scales, with coat and hat still on. Adjusts balance. 

Scales 
(Click, click!) What a relief! Would that all my young lady customers were 
as light and gentle as this one. Ah well, such is a scales' life. 

Slim Miss 
(To Buxom Lass) : Oh, isn't this discouraging! I spent all last summer trying 
to gain ten pounds, and I've lost five of them already. What will my family do? 
Steps slowly from the scales, and sits down on the chair, a very unhappy Miss. 
Buxom Lass with hat, coat, and shoes removed, steps clumsily onto the scales. 

Scales 
(Clank, clank;) Ouch, ouch, I wish I'd never been born. Whew! 

Buxom Lass 
(To Slim Miss) Look! I've lost a pound — just because I've given up eating 
potatoes. Isn't that wonderful! I'm never going to the Food Shop or the Manse 
again. I'm determined to lose. It must be marvelous to be as thin as you. 

Slim Miss 
Oh no, it's not. You wouldn't like it because your family would always be 
complaining, and making you eat fattening things. I know, my family is always 
nagging at me. 

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Buxom Lass 
(Now in front of mirror viewing herself). 

Well, anyway, I'm going to try to lose; then I'll see what they say. 

Scales 
I agree with you, Buxom Lass; it would be better all 'round for you to lose 

weight. 

The Slim Miss and the Buxom Lass go out, leaving the Scales to suffer in silence. 



ACT II 

Scene : The same. 

Time : Three iveeks later the same young ladies enter. 

Scales 
Good, here comes that cute young Miss again. She looks just about the same 
as she did three weeks ago. 

Slim Miss 
Daintily steps on the scales and weighs herself, and happily discovers that she's 
gained a pound and three-quarters. 

That's a bit better, but I have a long way to go yet. 

Scales 
But I hope you will always be as gentle. 

Buxom Lass 

Again with hat, coat, and shoes removed, and looking somewhat thinner, but who 
will always be awkward, jumps onto the scales. Quickly pushes the weight up the 
scales. 

Scales 

Oh dear, some people always rub me the wrong way. They are so annoying. 

Buxom Lass 

Tipping the scales at six pounds less than the time before. 

I knew I could lose. Oh, I'm so thrilled! Jumps up and down on scales. 

Scales 
(Badly bruised and shaken up). Goodness, gracious me! Thank goodness 
she has lost a few pounds, at last, for if she weighed much more, I'm sure she 
would have trampled me to pieces. Oh, we who suffer in silence! 

Nancy Kimball '27 

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"Jfistf), SceCream anb . . ." 

A suppressed feeling of excitement pervades the atmosphere of Draper. As 
the hands approach nine o'clock general unrest spreads like wild-fire through the 
building. The door bell buzzes, and an instant later the bell announcing the end 
of study hour rings. A door slams, a sound of running feet, a triumphant laugh, an 
excited giggle, and the filtering up from below of a faint, disquieting odor of 
Lucky Strikes. As the maid rushes along the hall calling out one name repeatedly, 
I settle back with a relieved sigh to steady work on Latin prose. With slow com- 
prehension I realize it's only Friday night — and callers! 

Pauline Humeston '27 

Ccstaap 

Sunday evening — girls chatter down the steps of Abbot Hall after chapel. 
I cannot speak. The inspiration of the speaker has lifted my thoughts from their 
prosaic path. I dream. I soar — . The fresh snow has piled in deep rolling 
swerving drifts. The bare dark trees are outlined with it. The circle is a huge 
birthday cake — all frosty white ; the snow is squeaky under our feet. The beauty 
of it all leaves me breathless. I am opposite the lovely gate with its soft light; 
I look back at Abbot Hall — white columns — round shining light — snow- 
covered steps. The frail feathery birch tree is silhouetted against the black sky. 
The diamond stars — the little dipper — they make my heart almost burst. My 
precious little time is going — I am almost to the door. I never am able to com- 
plete the magic circle. I am dismayed. The spell has gone. More inspiration — 
more changing shadows on snow — more stars — next Sunday night? 

Mary Belle Maxwell '27 



W&t Cfjapel Pell 

There's a bustle in the morning 
That starts the busy day; 
There's a hurry-worry atmosphere 
That drives all thought away; 
There's a bell that clangs its warning 
To those who loiter late; 
Who can forget the chapel bell 
That rings as sure as Fate! 

Helen Connolly '27 

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Refugee $arabe 

A gong sounds and crowds of people pour forth from the big brick building. 
They shove and jostle each other in a useless attempt to hasten the leaders. A 
fitful murmur of conversation arises. One hears various languages: French, 
German, Spanish, and even English. The bent figures with heavily laden arms 
toil painfully over the icy pavement. Progress is slow. The wintry blast chills 
them; they shiver and gather their shawls more closely about their heads. 

One wonders how many nationalities are represented — in Abbot's daily 
refugee parade. Miriam Houdlette '27 

Btet anb ftealtf) 

It seems, as I look about school, that the girls are a particularly nice type. 
On the whole, they are a good-looking group, well dressed and of about the same 
conventional personality. 

I personally think, however, that dieting both of food and of people, when 
not required, is rather obnoxious. Cocoa, toast, soft boiled eggs, half an orange 
for breakfast ; creamed chicken on toast without mushrooms and peppers, custard 
pie and lettuce for lunch; tomato bisque, mashed potatoes and veal, creamed 
canned peas, and Washington pie for dinner, do not impress me as particularly 
enjoyable. I am in favor of a few green peppers and caraway seeds. 

When letters are given at the end of the athletic season, the speech, for which 
we clap until our hands are raw, is "I'm glad to have played for Abbot" . All very 
true, and nice — but rather a tame speech to hand out to such enthusiastic 
rooters. Why not be generous to these poor unfortunates who beg for cake? 

"Oh, I'm afraid of making a fool of myself!" Why not play the fool occasion- 
ally if it means a sign of self-development. Everyone, who is interesting, makes 
mistakes — if only to prove he is not a machine. 

After all, if we never put on the new shoes until we've walked in them, are 
we ever going to put them on, let alone walk in them? Sydna White '27 

jfflardb WinH 

March winds blew me into the world — perhaps that's why I love them so. 
When I am feeling blue and useless, a mere, unnecessary bit of dust, a cold, vigor- 
ous blast of wind lifts up my spirits as surely as it lifts my skirts. I sit on the hot, 
familiar radiator thinking, wondering, puzzling — I step out the door and a 
sudden gust releases a hidden spring within me so that, jack-in-the-box-like, some- 
thing breaks loose. Ella Stonebraker '27 

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Great drifts of soft blue rain Young lovers, arms entwined, 

Beating 'gainst the gray stone Whispering in the shadowed depths 

Of age-old churches. Of dim, leafy parks. 

Uneven roofs of broken slate Calm river flowing slowly 

Dripping down upon the din Watching ever o'er the city 

And hurry of the City. Settled in sleep. 

Gertrude Drummond '27 



an "»" Jfor abbot #trte 

{With thanks to the inspiration of Kipling s "If") 
If while you are at School, you always proffer 

Your friendly, helpful spirit at its best, 
Not only to your roommate, also offer 

The same to all your teachers and the rest; 
If you can take a pleasure in successes 

Cf all your fellow classmates, without guile, 
Then you'll be better able, when woe presses, 

To take your bumps and bruises with a smile. 
If for the love of sport you play with spirit 

To get the thrill of team work with your chums; 
Yet, if you are not chosen, do not rue it, 

But try again, and hard when next year comes; 
If you discover friends in just a few, 

Forget not to rub shoulders with the rest, 
Just strive a bit to know these others too, 

And add a friendly note in work or jest. 
If you consider Abbot's ever-burning 

Increasing store of knowledge at your call, 
If you but seize the gage of quiet learning, 

There is a chance to profit by it all. 
Though seasons end, and school-days soon are o'er, 

You will have gained from Abbot, by your power, 
The things to make you better evermore — 

You will have truth and honor for your dower. 

Lois Kimball '27 

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Hfymtibap, December ^txteentl) 

Clang, clang, clang. The rising bell starts on its daily 6.50 time. It doesn't 
ring once, nor twice, but three times, for that is its special privilege. As I rub 
sleepy eyes I wonder why it seems less mournful than usual — it is on the verge 
of being merry. Surely it can't be the weather for, unless my eyes deceive me, it 
is black and dreary, exceptionally cold, and rather hazy. What can be the occa- 
sion for all this mirth? Then suddenly I recall a few incidents of the previous 
evening's occupations. "Taking down all banners and leaving nothing but 
framed pictures on the wall", wildly cramming the bureau drawers into the 
closet, and finding "just one more thing" that must go into the trunk, finally 
closing the trunk only to think of numerous articles that were forgotten. Why, 
of course! How could I forget? This is the day we have all looked forward to for 
so long. We are going home for Christmas vacation! Before Jack Robinson 
himself could have uttered his name, I am out of bed. None of the usual excuses 
are offered for remaining in that warm spot. Down goes the window and on go 
the lights (if we are fortunate enough to have them). Dressing hastily, I put the 
last things into my suitcase and call someone in to sit on the top while I endeavor 
to close it. Then the breakfast bell and one hundred and fifty girls, all dressed in 
their very best, flock to the dining room where there ensues a hectic twenty min- 
utes. I try to eat but find most of my time occupied in watching the hands of the 
clock "jump". At last it is ten of, and there is much pushing back of chairs; 
the "good morning line" forms and in two shakes the dining room is empty. 
Next comes chapel; twenty minute classes (which seem like twenty hours); and 
finally at ten-thirty we hear the last bell we are to endure for three weeks! There 
is a rush to rooms for suitcases, hats, gloves, and pocketbooks. At the radiator 
stands Miss Bailey — shaking hands with all the young ladies as they troop past 
her to the waiting Morrissey busses which are to convey them to the 10:52 train. 
It would be hard to find a happier group than these homeward-bound Abbot girls. 

Sylvia Miller '27 

Wo 9 &os;e 

The petals curl 

The color deepens, 
How she droops 

Her pretty head ; 
The fragrant perfume 

Lasting, lasting — 
Even tho' the rose is dead. 

Ruth L. Harvey '27 
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Boton Wfytvt tfte Wtt Jfolfe lUbe 

Down where the wee folk live 
Tis the prettiest spot in Spring 
Where the velvety moss grows green 
They mark their fairy ring. 
And there through the midnight hours, 
With laughter of silvery bells — 
(As they sip from their acorn cups 
The wine the humming-bird sells) — 
They scatter abroad sweet dreams 
On the wings of the wee fire-fly. 
Or sprinkle star dust around 
From their airship, a dragon fly. 
And when the dawn comes stealing, 
To their flow'ry beds they creep 
And under a rose petal cover 
They pass the day in sleep. 

Louise Pope '27 



£f)e H>acreb Circle 

Do you wonder what that little old man walking down School Street and look- 
ing this way is thinking? Let me tell you. He is thinking what well-behaved, 
perfectly-trained, and considerate girls the Abbot girls are. He is watching us 
pour out of chapel and turn to the left, following the drive which circles around to 
the McKeen building. Not one girl has attempted to cut across that wide expanse 
of green lawn in front of chapel and yet it would be much the quicker way. just 
to "dive" across there to McKeen. Xot "since his day" has he seen youth so 
faultless. Can it be a mighty aversion to getting to classes? Some possibility in 
that, but little does the old man realize that that circle of grass is sacred, never so 
much as set foot on except on very, very gay occasions. Perhaps if he had 
come a little nearer he would have felt the hallowed atmosphere about it, for I 
think it is noticeable. Unaware, however, the old man goes on. feeling that. 
perhaps, after all, there is a little hope for the coming generation. 

Beatrice Stephens '27 



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Jllarfesi 

Marks are perfectly awful things! 
Just when I think I've been quite wise, 
In happy mood, — heart in the skies 
With lifted chin, and haughty eyes 
Then, marks are perfectly awful things! 

When I have worked both hard and long; 
With care composed a theme or song 
To get a C seems truly wrong. 
Yes, marks are perfectly awful things! 

Are we now working just for A? 

And does this kind of study pay? 

Let's work for knowledge day by day, 

For marks are perfectly awful things! Ellen Faust '27 

$arabi£e 3n 2000 J3. S. 

Charon jingled his golden oar locks in my face. 

"Now, where did you come from, Mortal?" 

"From Abbot Academy," I replied meekly. 

Airplanes having been perfected, I had a notion I should like to fly in one to 
visit the Elysian Fields. Charon, upon hearingthat Abbotwasmy AlmaMater, im- 
mediately guided me safely across the miry horrors to the gate. There, I beheld 
all the faculty, angels, everyone of them! But, no, Mr. Howe was denied ad- 
mission for he had forgotten the name of the school; therefore Charon, in a state 
of suspicion, sent him away. 

Just within the gates sat Miss Baynes going over the heavenly allowances, 
and Miss Hopkins correcting the gold leaf file of inmates and visitors. Upon per- 
ceiving me, she exclaimed, 

"Why, are you here? What a surprise!" 

"Oh, no! Just visiting, Miss Hopkins." 

Then my guide led me further into the great Paradise where Miss Johnson 
appeared and grasped my pulse in greeting. 

" I must see that you are carrying no evil into our land. You seem quite all 
right, but I shall give you a golden pill as a safeguard." 

We left her regarding my rubberless feet skeptically. My guide threw a cloak 
over my shoulders, thus rendering me invisible. I was then left to wander about 
the cloudy vault at will. Suddenly Miss Bailey floated around a golden pillar. 

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"Good morning, young ladies!" 

Circling the group, I discovered Miss Mason parting the cloud beneath her. 
I gasped. She dropped her spectacles through, and timed their downfall until 
they plopped into Pomps' Pond. She beamed upon Miss Kelsey in triumph. 

" I knew it increased thirty-two feet per second, per second!" 

But Miss Kelsey heard not a word. She was absorbed in following the records 
of her first Abbot class since their arrival in the heavenly altitudes, and was quite 
delighted to find that one of the class had just been awarded an Honor " H ". 

Passing on, I heard a familiar phrase. 

"How many of you are quite sure," and surely enough, there was Miss Ham- 
mond philosophizing in the midst of a group consisting of Miss Chickering, Mrs. 
Craig, Miss Burt, Miss Baker and Miss Robinson. These five then pondered on 
their own feelings. Miss Chickering was mumbling rather vacantly, "Was I, or 
was I not? That is the question." 

Mrs. Craig was crooning French poetry to a golden furred pussy. Miss Burt, 
looking amongst the clouds, suddenly upset Miss Baker's golden easel, and cried, 
"Look, isn't that just like the sea?" Immediately, Miss Baker commenced to 
transform the top of the South Church into a foamy sea of azure blue. 

Gazing across a cloudy plain, I saw Miss Carpenter and Miss Ling aesthetic- 
ally interpreting some heavenly strains produced by Miss Friskin at a solid gold 
piano, and by Miss Nichols and Miss McDuffee bowing on their ivory violins. 
Mrs. Burnham was humming as she watched. A little aside Mrs. Van Ness was 
painting the dancing figures with the brilliant addition of fiery wings. 

Madame Riest was discovered, entirely happy that she had found some one 
who could understand her rapid loquacity. 

About noon, I came across Miss Butterfield and Miss Putnam preparing a 
gorgeous luncheon of golden baked beans and brown bread, with a goldfish salad 
as a relish. 

Miss Jenks, who forgot that animals have no souls, was searching every where 
for Pegasus before Miss Moses should find him. 

Faint aromas of coffee drew me to a choice spot where Miss Grimes was 
drawing buckets of coffee from a hidden well. At a tinkle on the dot of five 
o'clock, the angelic host of faculty gathered around this grove, and were served 
all the coffee they could swallow. 

The sun had gone down so that the golden pillars lost their brilliant lustre. 
I knew I should be departing. At the gate, Miss Bancroft was sorting over the 
spiritual messages that were ready for flight. 

As I turned to get a last glimpse of those celestial fields, Mr. Scannell switched 
on the stars. L. K. 

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g>f)otoer part)* 

Were it not for the delightful reaction experienced, I should absolutely refuse 
to take the compulsory shower bath after "gym", for there is a repelling coldness 
and utter disregard for my comfort which makes showers most unappealing. The 
rubber sheets which refuse to swathe my natural modesty, the cold and slippery 
marble partitions and the slim serpent-like pipe which rears its flat round head 
over my quivering body are all to be avoided if possible. The first spurt of icy 
water which juts from the serpent pipe stings like an arrow and awakens me to 
shrieking dancing activity. Back and forth I jump, first pressed flat against one 
marble side, then clinging madly to the rubber sheet, vainly trying to escape the 
frozen stream. Not until reduced to the state of an icicle am I free and allowed 
to skip away, still shivering and rejoicing even in the comfort of a starched towel. 

Margaret Cutler '27 



HL\)t king's! Cljasie 

The King, Chamberlain, and all the Lords and Fellows and other Folk 
Rudd into a Littlefield where DeCamp was located near a Fountain. A Small 
Bird was Chickering over head, a cheery Piper of Bliss. 

The Chase began with much Noyes. The Fox kept searching for Marland 
up and down the Vail and Ling between the White Graves where the Stone- 
brakers were at work. Oh! Howe the King swore in French and put on Ayers! 
Never was there Bornemann Osgood a shot as he. Levering his gun, he fired, 
the Fox Ross and fell in the Mead. 

"Sherman", said he, "The Pope will Eaton that Cunningham!" 

The Page carried the animal to the Stewart at the House, where they began 
to Skinner, and then Brown it, and Baker on a Blunt Spear. When it was 
Dunn, the Pope asked, 

"Watson, are you Shaw you didn't Burnham?" 

"Nay" replied the Butler, "Houdlette it cook till it Burns? 

Then his Highness and everyone Ellis began to Rockwell and let out a 
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H. Dyer, Secretary L. DeCamp, Treasurer 

M. Creelman, Vice-President L. Sanborn, President 



9. a. a. #tftcer£ 



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A. Miller V. Gay M. A. Mcintosh L. Kimball L Hyde H. Nash J. Swihart K. Farlow 
E. Faust L. Sanborn H. Dyer, President S. Miller N. Sherman K. Adams 



"3" g>octetp 



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K. Adams Marian Smith R. Perry M. Houdlette E. Faust. 
N. Sherman K. Willauer K. Farlow, Captain L. Hyde L. Sanborn. 



ftockep GTeam 



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M. A. Mcintosh I. Bartlett 

L. Kimball S. Miller, Captain 



A. Miller 
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J. Swihart H. Nash, Captain G. Drummond 



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Starting out on November 17th, trim and healthy from our diets of no coffee 
or pie, we cast off our P. T's and donned white sweaters and skirts and Abbot blue 
ties to wave in the frosty breeze. 

A great swarm of little yellow and white caps heralded the Bradford girls' 
arrival across the circle. 

After the welcoming songs, each girl found her guest and rushed for bank 
seats at the tennis match. Both singles and doubles were tense and close. Gertie 
and Jean backed each other into a victory for Abbot. 

After croquet and clock golf, we went to Davis Hall where we dined in royal 
style. Before basketball and hockey, each school sang outside to Miss Coates 
and Miss Bailey, getting primed for the afternoon's contests. 

The basketball game was swift and well-matched. Abbot was thrilled with 
her third victory of the day. Later came the hockey game. The teams flew, first 
toward one end of the field, then to the other! Everyone, even the P. A. boys, 
waited breathlessly for the final score — the last goal made the victory for 
Bradford. The total score for the day was a tie! 

When Bradford left, there were many of us who wished they were not going 
to leave Abbot the coming June, for they wanted to compete with our sister school 
once more — Bradford Day is such fun ! 



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Frances Gould, Treasurer Margaret Nivison, Secretary 

Mary Ayers, Vice-President Pauline Humeston, President 



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L. Sanborn M. Knowlton M. Ayers S. White L. Hardy F. Gould J. Quimby 

J. Hinman, 3rd Vice-President E. Faust, 1st Vice-President M. Houdlette, President 

M. Nay, 2nd Vice-President L. Kimball, Secretary P. Humeston 



>tubent Council 



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E. Faust 
H. Sullivan 
F. Skinner 



D. French E. Whitney 

P. Humeston 
M. Nivison 



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H. Sullivan, Literary Editor; M. A. Mcintosh, Senior-Mid Representative; S. Miller, Associate 

Business Manager; N. Kimball, Literary Editor. 
Asssistants: H. Amesse, Business Manager; L. Kimball, Editor-in-Chief; S. White, Ex-Officio. 



Class Poofe iioarb 



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J. Frederick, Editor-in-Chief R. Perry 



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P. Humeston M. A. Mcintosh, Secretary-Treasurer R. Harvey 

G. Drummond, President 



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L. Sanborn N. Kimball, President M. Ayers, Secretary-Treasurer H. Dyer 



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A. Rogers E. McAllister S. Ripley 

J. Fitch, Secretary-Treasurer L. Kimball, President 



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1. Peg Cutler 

A sport roadster 
Spike heels 
Paris frocks 
Mischievous squeals. 



6. Helen Connolly 
A dreamy waltz 
Something rare 
Yellow roses and 
Curling hair. 



2. "Amesse" 

Coney Island 
Fourth of July 
Tin horns and 
A polka-dot tie. 



7. Ruth Nason 

A stately elm 
Searching looks 
A friendly nod 
Good books. 



Puss" 

White lilacs 
A colonial ball 
Miniature beauty 
Naive in all. 



'Lee" 

Red pepper 
Contagious giggle 
An atomic jot 
Forever awriggle. 



4. "Jerry" 

Heirloom rare 
April showers 
Bubble of mirth 
Wild spring flowers. 



"Hen" 

Exotic harmony 
Amber sheen 
Deep waves 
Glints between. 



' Syd ' ' 

Rhythm rich 
An organ roll 
Mystic charm 
Symphonic whole. 



10. Mary Belle 

Western breeze 
Soaring ends 
Pollyanna 
Kindly friends. 



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©ualttp Street 



Sir James Barrie must have been thinking of Abbot when he wrote Quality 
Street, the play which the Class of '27 presented as its Senior play. The play is 
perfectly suited for girls, acting of both men's and ladies' parts, and those particu- 
lar parts seemed to be conceived just for the girls who played them. 

The play is of some very sweet ladies who lived on the most genteel street of 
the town, at the time of the Napoleonic wars. It is Susan Throssell's ambition to 
have her adored younger sister, Phoebe of the ringlets, wear the wedding dress 
which Susan made in high hopes for her own wedding, but which never was used. 
Valentine Brown, the man of Phoebe's heart, enlists for nine-years' service in the 
army, thinking that it will thrill the sisters. He calls to tell his "great secret" and 
bid them farewell. Unfortunately, the sisters have guessed that this secret is 
that he loved Phoebe, and, in short, he is going to propose. Valentine, however, 
unaware of Phoebe's love for him, and of the heartbreak which he has caused, 
takes his leave. 

As the sisters' money, invested because of Valentine's advice, has been lost, 
they open a small school for genteel children only. We find, to our dismay, nine 
years later that Phoebe has become old and weary. Valentine Brown, now 
Captain Brown, returns in hopes of taking the sisters to the ball. Saddened by 
Phoebe's age, and, of course, thinking that she would not care to go to the ball, 
he leaves the house. Phoebe, weary of being prim, dons a party dress; holds a ball 
of her own in the school room, when — Brown returns. As Valentine does not 
recognize her, she introduces herself as her own mythical niece. Valentine, having 
fallen for her charms, whisks her away to the ball. 

While Phoebe, or rather "Livvy", arouses "frenzy in the breasts of all the 
males," Valentine discovers, in watching Livvy, that he has been in love all these 
nine years with Phoebe, who is so lovely, a "modest violet" in comparison with 
this flaunting flower, "Livvy", and sternly informs Phoebe of his discovery. 
Weary of this deception, Phoebe hides "Livvy" in the bed-room on pretense of 
being ill. Because of the watching of the neighbors, "Livvy" seems to be a 
fixture, for they cannot send her home. Valentine, to the amazement of the 
sisters, who think that he does not guess that Phoebe and "Livvy" are one, re- 
moves "Livvy" by packing a dummy in his carriage with the maid to deceive 
the watchers across the street — so, "gets rid of 'Livvy'." To the satisfaction of 

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all concerned, Phoebe Throssell becomes Phoebe Brown and they all live 
happily on. 

Ruth Harvey, portrayed Phoebe of the ringlets, Phoebe the school marm, and 
Miss Livvy the flirt, with equal distinction. She was adorable as Phoebe; weary- 
hearted as the mistress; a vivacious flirt as Livvy. It is hard to say which Phoebe 
was best played. Ruth proved her skill by sustaining throughout the play, the 
true Phoebe at heart. Susan, played by Persis Goodnow, captured our hearts 
quite as much as Phoebe. We loved her confusion and quick exits when perplex- 
ing problems faced her, and her conscienceless stories toward the end of the 
deception to protect her Phoebe. A very fine performance, Persis! 

Ah! That Valentine Brown — The dashing Mr. Brown. We congratulate 
Ruth Nason on conquering a difficult piece of characterization. She was one of 
the most successful "men" we have ever seen on Abbot's stage. 

And as for the Misses Willoughby and Turnbull, they were perfect as the 
old maids. 

Mrs. Gray, with her record of successful productions, enabled the Seniors, 
through her tireless coaching, to present a thoroughly enjoyable play presented 
in a thoroughly enjoyable way. 



Miss Willoughby 

Miss Henrietta Turnbull 

Miss Fanny Willoughby 

Miss Susan Throssell 

Miss Phoebe Throssell 

Patty 

A Recruiiing Sergeant 

Valentine Brown 

Master Arthur Wellesley 

Ensign Blades . • 

Lieutenant Spicer 

Three Little Boys 

Three Little Girls 



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Emily House 
Ruth Perry 
Letty Lee Burns 
Persis Goodnow 
Ruth Harvey 
Nancy Kimball 
Priscilla Chapman 
Ruth Nason 
Helen Dyer 
Sylvia Miller 
Virginia Smith 
June Hiiunan, Harriet Sullivan, Pauline Humeston 
Miriam Houdlette, Edna Marland, Katherine Keany 



Ladies 

Priscilla Chapman, Ellen Faust, Beatrice Stephens, Pauline Humeston, Dorothy French, 

Natalie Cushman, Margaret Creelman 
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Mentor Jffltbtrle $lap£ 

Pierrot's! Jfflotfjer 

On Tuesday evening, January 18th, the Senior-Middlers presented, in honor 
of the Senior class, three one-act plays. As usual, Mrs. Gray's choice of plays was 
well made. 

The first play Pierrot's Mother by Glenn Hughes, as its title suggests, is a 
quaint fantastic sketch, giving us a glimpse in the candlelit hours, of a misunder- 
stood Pierrot and Pierrette who wander apart in search of ginger-cakes and 
feather-beds in which to sink their heavy hearts. Fortunately for them, they 
both wander, quite unknowingly, to the same house for shelter. Pierrot's mother 
reads between the lines, and the curtain drops with Pierrot and Pierrette happy 
once more, and setting off to cheer the world with their song and dance. 

Elizabeth Jackson, the mother, made us all wish we could have her tuck us 
into a feather bed and feed us ginger-cakes and tea. Pierrot, played by Christine 
Bliss, was so charming a figure, that we could hardly understand his dear Pier- 
rette's falling out with him. Pierrette, played by Dorothea Dow, was a half- 
fairy-like creature who realized our imaginary ideal of Pierrette most delightfully. 



The Cast: 

Pierrot Christine Bliss 

Pierrette Dorothea Dow 

Pierrot's mother . . . Elizabeth Jackson 



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The second play, Miss Civilization by Richard Harding Davis, proved to 
be a modern comedy which kept us shivering with thrills and shaking with 
laughter. In order to keep her invalid mother from having a shock, and three 
burglars from escaping with loot stolen from her house, Alice Gardner, an at- 
tractive young girl, known to us as Jean Swihart, entertains three uninvited 
ruffian guests until the police arrive and arrest them. The burglars were not the 
sort of men you would like to meet on a lonely road. They were played with 
much dash and color by Josephine Paret, Virginia Gay and Katherine Willauer. 
We were so sorry when the play was over! 

The Cast: 



Alice 
Hatch . 
Harry . 
Reddy . 
Captain Lucas 
Two Engineers 

Two Policemen 



Jean Swihart 

Katherine Willauer 

Josephine Paret 

Virginia Gay 

Mary Alice Mcintosh 

fTheodora Talcott 



Marian Smith 
j Helen Leavitt 
I Elizabeth Small 



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^f)e #olben Boom 

A charming fantasy, The Golden Doom, by Lord Dunsany, completed the 
evening. Here the Senior-Middlers cleverly acted a rather difficult play — for 
amateurs. The odd situations, and twists and turns of a superstitious royal 
court, caused by the innocent child's play of two youngsters was very aptly 
presented by a well-picked cast. The cooperation of this cast should be applauded ; 
it was one of the finest points of the evening. 



The Cast: 



King 

Chief Prophet 

First Prophet 

Second Prophet 

First Sentry 

Second Sentry 

Boy 

Girl 

Chamberlain 

Stranger 

First Spy 

Second Spy . 

Third Spy 

Boy Attendant 



Eleanor Leech 

Louise Hyde 

Emily Sloper 

Susan Ripley 

Katherine Ross 

Janet Cunningham 

Louise Anthony 

Constance Rundlett 

Eleanor Gordon 

Jean Frederick 

. . Nancy Sherman 

Katherine Adams 

Priscilla Whittemore 

Elizabeth Hollis 



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Lady Gregory's Rising of the Moon was impressively presented by the Abbot 
Dramatic Society. How the sergeants prowled about in search of the criminal 
who, in the guise of a ragged man, diplomatically swerved the head Sergeant's lust 
for reward to sympathy for the criminal, thus enabling the man to escape. Mary 
Alice Mcintosh, as the chief Sergeant played her part well and with a zest. Ellen 
Faust, the Ragged Man, brought out all that character's shrewdness and wit. 



The Cast: 



Sergeant 
A Ragged Man 
Policeman B. 
Policeman X 



Mary Alice Mcintosh 

Ellen Faust 

Gertrude Drummond 

Sylvia Miller 



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The audience was transformed from an uncanny suspense in The Rising of 
The Moon to a state of delightful amusement by the comedy, Tickless Time by 
Susan Glaspel. The absurd fancy of Ian Joyce was comically and cleverly acted 
by Sydna White as a most realistic fanatic inventor of a sun dial. Ruth Harvey 
as his wife, whose pet clocks, watches, and even her cook's kitchen alarm clock 
were buried by Ian, was charming. She was finally contented with her restored 
treasures. 

The Cast: 



Ian Joyce, who has made a sundial 
Eloise Joyce, wedded to the sundial 
Mrs. Stubbs, a native 
Eddy Knight, a standardized mind 
Alice Knight, a standardized wife 
Annie, who cooks by the Joyce's clock 



Sydna White 

Ruth Harvey 

Marjorie Knowlton 

Sylvia Miller 

Pauline Humeston 

Gertrude Drummond 



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Horizontal 

1. Our needle in the haystack. 

5. Crazy over horses. 

6. With fiery mane. 

7. Right good mortar. 

8. Our regal member. 

9. Adept at Charlestoning. 
12. Who is she? Go to Choral. 

14. Of the insect species. 

15. Seen often in the library. 
17. A wee bit elongated. 

21. The gong ringer. 

22. Silently lovable. 

23. One half. 

24. Her first toy was a tom-tom. 

26. Our class movie fan. 

27. Our physics prodigy. 

28. Source of suggestions. 

30. A late member, but she had a long way to come. 

31. A choir in one body. 

33. She knows the "ins and outs" of Abbot. 

37. Fancy walker. 

38. She shies, but is perfectly safe. 

39. Let George do it. 

40. If you want activity, produce a hockey ball. 

41. Our music box. 



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Vertical 

1. Arm-banded and bechevroned. 

2. Busy with a piece of charcoal. 

3. One half of the Math, duet in the Senior Parlor. 

4. Another steady supporter of the Honor Roll. 

5. Andover's belles (Two in one). 

10. Not as meek as she looks, nor as young. 

13. Our happy member. 

16. Instigator of the gold fish fad. 

18. Our responsible member. 

19. Emma's better half. 

20. The other half. 

21. First floor meals. 

25. Flanked. 

26. From the Zuider Zee. 
29. Slow but sure. 

31. She arrived with a bang. 

32. Our class crier. 

34. Equally pleasing at all angles. 

35. The other half of the Math. duet. 

36. One of our Venuses. 
40. Our scribbler. 



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9 Jfeto Jfacultp Jfunbamentate 

B.B. — Best Boss. 

K.R.K. — Kareful Record Keeper. 

N.M.M. — Never Makes Mistakes. 

R.M.C. — Runs Many Classes. 

M.E.B. — Mauls Epistles Beforehand. 

J.H. — Judiciously Human. 

R.S.B. — Remembers Stories Beautifully. 

M.C. — Manages Callisthenics. 

CM. — Circle Marauder. 

H.D.B. — History, Dates, Battles. 

W.E.H. — Whangs Every Harpsichord. 

K.F. — Keyboard Fame. 

F.B.J. — Forever Busily Jumping. 

F.B. — Fixes Banquets. 



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1. Burns 

2. Chapman 

3. "Peg" 

4. Chase 

5. DeCamp 

6. House 

7. Graves 

8. "Hen" 

9. Knight 

10. "Squint" 

11. Pope 

12. Flora 

13. Spear 

14. Stonebraker 

15. "Hat" 

16. Amesse 

17. "Puss" 

18. Dyer 



19. "Kay" 

20. Ellen 

21. "Dot" 

22. "Polly" 

23. "Emma" 

24. "Bea" 

25. Ayers 

26. "Nat" 

27. Drummond 

28. Fitch 

29. June 

30. Nancy 

31. Knowlton 

32. Nay 

33. Miller 

34. Perry 

35. Smith 

36. Connolly 



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OAK FLOORS in DRAPER HALL 



LAID BY 



DAY HARDWOOD FLOOR €0. 

JOHN H. DAY, JR., Manager 



199 PORTLAND STREET, BOSTON, MASS. 



FOR ESTIMATES 



PHONE HAYmkt 0274 



ABBOT CIRCLE ADVERTISER 



rr, , , J Richmond 673 

Telephones ( RlCHM0ND IIK 



Strong, Marson Co. 

Commission and Wholesale Grocers in 

Beef 

J^amb, Provisions ', Ueal & Poultry 

Hotel, Institution, Club 
and Restaurant Supplies 

30A North Street, Boston, Mass. 



H. B. McCARDLE 



Stationery 

and 

Commercial Printing 



CAREY SQUARE 
CHELSEA, MASSACHUSETTS 



The Shattuck Farms 

ANDOVER 



Retailers of Milk 
Since 1820 



ABBOT CIRCLE ADVERTISER 



C. D. BULLERWELL 



F. M. Leoboria 



C. D. Bullerwell 

& Co. 

W\)ole#alt Jfrutt 
anb Probucc 

7 New Faneuil Hall Market 

(North Side) 
Telephone: Richmond 731-T33 

BOSTON - MASSACHUSETTS 

FOLEY'S 

Boston 's Real Fish House 



Fresh Opened Oysters 

Crabs Lobsters 

Choice Sea Foods of All Kinds 



COR. UNION & FRIEND STS. 

Telephone Richmond 2811 



THE PHILLIPS CORPORATION 
H. J. SIMMERS, Registered Pharmacist 



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Opera ting 

Balmoral Spa 
Balmoral Dancing Gardens 

SHAWSHEEN VILLAGE, ANDOVER, MASS. 

Extend to you all, their kindest regards, thanking 
the faculty and the students for the splendid pat- 
ronage we have been so fortunate to receive. 



J. H. Campion & Co 



Qrocers 



All kinds of fruits in season 
Fancy crackers in large variety 
Olives — Stuffed, Plain, Ripe 
Chocolates, Bon-bons, Mints 
Jams, Jellies, Marmalades 



Andover, Massachusetts 



ABBOT CIRCLE ADVERTISER 



THE TIME IS NOW 

The great majority must 
do their saving while they 
are earning. 

Think it over— NOW. 

ANDOVER 
SAVINGS BANK 

ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTS 



MONARCH 
TEA 

It? delicate 
flavor ij a 
revelation 
to those who 
drink it for 
the first time 



REID, MURDOCK 8s CO. 




The name YE CRAFTSMAN is a guarantee 
of service and satisfaction. 

OUR PHOTOGRAPHER 



91 Newbury St., Boston, Mass. 



Telephone Ken. 4810 





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